• * Cynthiana Democrat, June 14, 1928 - “Commissioners Meeting - The Mayor was authorized to sign a contract with the Kentucky Electric Development Company of Louisville for an option on the ‘Keller’ dam for one year with the privilege of purchase at $3,000.”

  • As the summer begins, the Harrison County extension office welcomes this year’s summer ag intern, Michelle Simon, 21.

    An animal science major, Simon recently graduated from the University of Kentucky, where she was involved in the Brock and Bridle Club, the Agro Business Club, collegiate 4-H and UK’s dairy club.

    She served as an ambassador for the ag college and worked on the university’s dairy farm.

    “I’m excited to be interning in a totally different county,” Simon said.


    Descendants of David Evans and Amanda McCauley reunion will be held June 19 at noon at the Harrison County 4-H grounds.


    The Morrison reunion will be held July 10 from 11 a.m. to ? at the Scott County Park in the outdoor shelter. Bring a dish, drinks, etc., and enjoy a day of memories.

    For more information call 234-8746.


  • This past winter we cut down a handful of old apple trees in the orchard because they were so diseased from fire blight.

    Two large ‘White House’ ornamental pears and a few crabapples are slated for removal, as well.

    I have noticed additional cases around town, which brings us to the question, what is causing so much die-back in ornamental and orchard tress?

    Every couple of years we see an increased incidence of a disease called fire blight on ornamental and fruit trees including apple, crabapple, serviceberry, pear, plum and cherry.

  • 10 years ago . . .

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, May 25,1911 - “In an effort to save her son, Mary Welch and Robert Welch were killed by the cars. Mary J. Welch and her son Robert were struck by a train on the Keller Bridge north of Cynthiana Saturday (May 20) and were thrown into the South Licking. They were instantly killed. Seventy-eight years of age, she was formerly Miss Kearns. Her husband, who was a Federal soldier, had been dead for a number of years. A daughter died about a year ago in Lexington.

  • According to our weather forecasters, it looks like we are getting ready for another swing in our weather. 

    The cool, wet weather pattern was great for my peas, greens and potatoes, but I am starting to think maybe I should have waited one more week before putting the tomatoes and peppers out. 

    Our rollercoaster ride from hot and dry to cool and wet and back again is good news for some and bad for others.

    So how do precipitation and temperature affect plants? Well, in every way possible.

  • Farmers and landowners are reminded that they have until Tuesday, June 1, 2010, to sign up for the 2010 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program. More than 75 percent of an expected 1.7 million farms have already enrolled.

    Producers must be aware of these deadlines and take action. Farmers and landowners must enroll their eligible farms no later than June 1, 2010, to take advantage of these important programs. USDA calculates DCP payments using base acres and payment yields established for each farm.

  • Harrison County landowners still have time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office but the deadline for getting signed up for the second CSP ranking period is quickly approaching. According to NRCS District Conservationist Richard Bowling, now is the time for landowners and producers who have considered applying for CSP to get signed up and submit documentation. USDA has announced the national cutoff date for CSP is June 11, which requires landowners submit applications quickly.


    The Anness family reunion will be held Sunday, June 6. A potluck lunch will be served at noon at Northside Elementary School. All family and friends are invited to attend.


    Joseph and Lydia Fleming Cummins were married in Bourbon County, Ky. in 1793 and lived at Antioch Mills in what is now Harrison County, Ky. They had 13 children and 140 grandchildren.  Eight of the children went to Illinois in early 1800s and the other five stayed in Kentucky. Anyone with Cummins family connections is invited to attend.

  • Kentucky farmers may be able to utilize federal relief programs to get help for farm-related losses incurred since April 30 as a result of severe storms, flooding, mudslides, straight line winds and tornadoes.

    Producers who suffered at least a 30 percent loss in crop production or livestock products may apply for aid from the Emergency Loan Program (ELP). Owner-operators or tenant operators of family farms can take advantage of a low 3.75 percent interest rate to borrow up to 100 percent of actual production or physical losses up to $500,000.

  • •Andrea Leigh Dunn and Kevin Charles Watkins to marry June 5, 2010 at the Wallis House in Paris, Ky.

    • Rachel Renee Mattox and Jacob Zachary Carr to marry June 26, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at Cynthiana First Church of God.

    • Casandra McAninch and Jacob Daniel Fryman to marry May 29, 2010 at the home of the brides grandmother, Bessie Tumey, 4363 Ky. Hwy. 36 W., Cynthiana.


    The Anness family reunion will be held Sunday, June 6. A potluck lunch will be served at noon at Northside Elementary School. All family and friends are invited to attend.


    The descendants of Omer and Daisy Brooks will be holding the family reunion at Johnnie and Carolyn Brooks home on Sunday, May 23 at 1 p.m. It will be a cookout potluck. Bring a dish, drink and pictures.


  • •Kellie Marie Grubbs and JJ Nichols announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage on July 3, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. at Indian Creek Christian Church.

    •Kristin McCauley and Carl Michael Clifford announce their upcoming wedding on May 23, 2010 at 3 p.m. at the Prizing House.

    •Kali Rae Slusher and Brett Alan Wade to be united in marriage on May 22, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at Little Switzerland on Old Lair Road.

  • In 2010 Quadris has been approved for use in greenhouses and float beds for tobacco production for disease of target spot. If you are seeing a problem it is recommended that you would use 4cc per five gallons of water.  This amount of water should cover 1,000 square foot of float bed. This additional label will go with the present label for field use and will be good only for the 2010 season.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Dylan Edward Allen Gross, May 5, son of Amy Johnelle Gross and Josh Arledge; Westin Enos Russell, May 1, son of Karen and Jamie Russell; Emily Patterson Tibbens, May 9, daughter of Rex and Amy Tibbens.

    Harrison County High School principal, Gary Dearborn, to step down at the end of the school year. Dearborn will be retiring with 27 years in education.

    Harrison County High School Singers take first place in competition in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

  • May 6 -- Diabetes Workshop, Harrison County Extension Office, 5 p.m., with Ann Gann from Virginia.

    May 7 -- Homemaker Day, Courthouse lawn, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If rain, will move to Cynthiana Presbyterian Church.

    May 7 -- Central Kentucky Blood Drive at the Homemaker Day from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    May 11 -- Ladies Day Only, at the Harrison County Health Department. Register by calling 234-2842.

  • * Cynthiana News, June 27, 1867 - “Peck and VanHook - Wholesale and Retail Groceries keep constantly on hand at the lowest market rate. All grades of Yellow and Refined Sugars; Loverings White granulated and Powdered Crushed Sugars; Choice Rio, Java and Lagnyra Coffee, Molasses and Syrups, Green and Black Tea; Boots and Shoes, Queensware Hardware, Nails, Cotton Yarn, Rope, Twine, Mill Bags, Packing Yarn, Window Sash, Glass, Paint, Oils and Dye Stuffs.

  • After the rains hit a few weeks ago, enough moisture settled in to trigger the development and “ripening” of some really freaky looking appendages. It is called cedar-apple rust and many gardeners where curious about the large, orange gelatinous spore horns hanging from their cedars like Japanese lanterns. 

    They strike awe and dread from me because they are fabulous looking creations of nature, but they also forewarn a rust problem in the orchard for next year. 

  • • Hadley Ireland Mattox

    Hadley Ireland Mattox was born on April 8, 2010 to Adam and Lauren Mattox of Cynthiana at St. Joseph East Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz.

    • Bracken James and Brynleigh Ann King

    Bracken James and Brynleigh Ann King was born born to Josh King and Leigh Ann Lusby on Jan. 29, 2010 at St. Joseph East Hospital. Bracken weighed 3 lbs. 9 oz. and Brynleigh weighed 2 lbs. 14 oz..